A recent wave of immigrant children fled their homes for the United States. Most of these children arrive from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Their journey is extremely difficult and traumatic. These children experience many dangerous situations in their journey to our country, a country that is known for giving freedom and security to its citizens. These children come unaccompanied because they are fleeing domestic violence, gang recruitment, abuse, neglect, and poverty. These children come to the United to States seeking safety. The majority of these children are trauma survivors that encounter cultural and linguistic barriers, economic and educational differences, and fear of being returned to their home country from which they desperately fled. Most importantly, these children have nowhere to go and no one to return to. They are coming to the United States specifically because they can’t be in their home country.
These children may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. This status gives children legal status in the United States. If you think your child may qualify for this status, call us for a free consult.
One of our client's stories was recently featured in the Washington Post. We are working with Casa de Maryland to help him stay here.